The Foundation invites proposals for the competitive process on an annual basis. The purpose of the grant program is to provide seed-funding for new and innovative programs or initiatives that enhance the quality of the undergraduate and graduate experience at NC State University.

Ideas Brought to Life

Go for ground-breaking concepts that will enhance the community – as well as the quality of an NC State education. Grant funding is limited to those programs or initiatives sponsored by university administrative offices and/or the seven NC State Foundation affiliated entities. College-based foundations (CALS, COS, Vet Med, Engineering, Textiles, and Natural Resources) are not eligible to receive grant funding from the NC State Foundation.

Make it Happen

The non-recurring award is your chance to put your ideas into action. Grant requests may not exceed $25,000, and are available for the current fiscal year only.

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Your application must include a cover letter signed by your dean, director or department head, as well as a narrative that includes:

  • Summary of program or project
  • Goals and objectives
  • Project activities
  • Desired outcomes including metrics and deliverables
  • Budget and requested amount
  • Detailed plan to secure long-term funding for the program or initiative

Completed applications should be sent to:

North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc
Awards and Grants Committee
Campus Box 7004

Questions? Call 919-515-0506.


Grants in Action